What to do when Web Reputation Filters block your Websites

I was surprised to see the pop up message below when querying some of my websites at Best buy. The Web Reputation Filters used there says that my websites hosted on 10.179.104.111 are controlled by group or individual known to be malicious. I was blocked from opening my website. This isn’t good and I thought about doing the following to mitigate this serious outage.

1) Contact my web hosting provider to explain that their Web servers are on a bad block of IP addresses and let them sort it out with Web Reputation Filters.
2) Ask my web provider to move me to more reputed web servers on different IP blocks.
3) Contact Best buy support and ask them to unblock the IP or domain used by my provider, or have them fix the WBRS rating assigned to my provider ‘s domain.
4) Make immediate WordPress backups of my websites and start shopping around for different and reputable web hosting providers.

I haven’t decided yet but am leaning towards option 4. Your thoughts?

 

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